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California Mentor Wants To Bring Caring Closer To Home
By Erica Ryan
Jul 22, 2012 - 8:12:50 AM

What is California MENTOR's Family Home Agency?

At California MENTOR we're building relationships and family connections through our Family Home Agency (FHA) programs. As the largest and most experienced Family Home Agency, serving the entire Golden State, we partner with Regional Centers and nurturing caregivers in the community, who we call ?Mentors,? to give Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities the services and supports they need in a place they can truly call home.

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What is a Mentor?

A Mentor is a person who makes a difference in the life of an individual by opening their heart and their home. Mentors participating in our innovative Host Home program share their home with an adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing them with the support they need to thrive. With the support of a specialized team of health and human services professionals, Mentors become trusted caregivers, friends and advocates for the individual with whom they live. This special relationship between the Mentor and the individual in their home is the foundation of our program's success. Our Mentors are our greatest resource and enable us to help individuals across the country live rich, meaningful lives in the communities they call home.

Who can become a Mentor?

Mentors do not conform to any standard profile. They represent a wide range of backgrounds and skill levels. They may be stay-at-home moms, empty nesters looking for companionship and a way to give back, retirees looking for extra income, or social services professionals with experience caring for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Mentors may be married or single, men or women and represent a wide range of ethnicities and religions. One constant among our Mentors, however, is their commitment to care for and make a positive difference in someone's life.

If being a Mentor sounds like it might be right for you or someone you know, For more information regarding our program please call our recruiter Erica Ryan at: 562 424-0066 Ext. 2505, or visit our website: www.mentorswanted.com.



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